102, Corlett Dr, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, ZA
Angelo Gazoulis (guest)
Ivana is a human, habitual tea drinker, heart-on-her-sleeve kind of woman and now Hotpod Yoga instructor! She first stepped onto her mat in 2015 and has pretty much never left. She recently completed her teacher training in 2019 through Yoga Warrior, so is a passionate new teacher with bubbleloads of energy.
Her style is deeply influenced by both Iyengar and Vinyasa, and as such her classes are grounded in stamina and strength both from a physical and mental perspective. Her aim is to create a safe and non-competitive space for all students to explore and most importantly enjoy their practice, which will consist of creative sequencing, intentional breathwork and hands-on assists.
Lucy is a full on Jozi-girl who is only just stumbling upon what it means to be a conscious human being. She completed her first yoga certification (Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow 200h YTT) in 2015 in Nicaragua, with a second certification (Vinyasa 200h YTT) in Johannesburg with Tegan B Yoga in 2017. She then went on to complete her third certification (50h YTT) in Budokon Yoga and in 2019 she completed a Yin YTT along with a diploma in Thai Yoga Massage. She now brings that vibrant energy to teach at Hotpod Yoga!
My style of yoga:
I teach Vinyasa yoga where poses are strung together to form one fluid sequence of movement. My teaching is rhythmical with a focus on connecting the movements with the rhythm of the breath. Vinyasa means to move with the breath which, is essentially the core of my Vinyasa class. I focus on transitions and movements with less time spent in stationary poses. My style of teaching can often be considered as fast and physically challenging but also fun, soft, and gentle. Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind, and the breath. It is creating space free from obstacles in your own body to live. It is freedom and release.
Dani strives to get students to explore the way she does with strong and experimental classes that are each unique. You will learn to move in very different ways in her class – it’s a dance with your body, rather than just movement – with exciting sequencing and room to challenge yourself. And work up a good sweat!
Genna has been practicing yoga since 2005, and brings a diverse background of training to her classes. Having qualified in 2008 with a hatha vinyasa 200hr training course, she has taken a roundabout way to teaching, by climbing up mountains and running in extreme races, not to mention racking up some hours driving a desk.
She is well placed to know the benefits of yoga in enhancing sporting performance, while it restores the weary worker. She believes in it so much she bought the franchise!
Her classes will challenge you yet leave you feeling revitalised.
Karen loves teaching flow classes as students get to combat the effects of stress. Her classes mostly focus on gaining courage and confidence to push students to reach their utmost potential on the mat and in life, letting go and focusing on the positive. Her students will leave her classes feeling confident, courageous, positive, elated, energised and uplifted.
Kirsty’s classes offer sequences with variations for all levels. Her ultimate intention is to allow students to experience a quiet place of stillness and the benefits of living in the moment, leaving them feeling calm yet energised.
Maz found their feet on the ground when they found yoga! “My mind used to occupy my attention 24/7, then I found yoga and discovered a deep sense of calm, stillness and awareness. I found my anxiety levels decreased significantly.” They quickly became committed to a strong and regular yoga practise and completed their first teacher’s training course with internationally acclaimed Ashtanga teacher Caroline Klebl in 2007 and completed a course in Vinyasa Flow Yoga in 2010 at Living Yoga.
Maz’s classes are strong and push you to find your own personal edge, leaving you feeling grounded, refreshed and energized.
They are also a Kids Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist.
Kath is a homegrown Jozi teacher known for invigorating sessions and juicy tunes. It was in 2008 that Kath first arrived on a yoga mat. It was love at first Down Dog! During those first final resting poses she had a feeling that this could be a long term thing. 8 Years into her (still delicious) love affair Kath decided to embark on her teacher training at Rosebank’s Yoga Warrior. Now she’s here bringing her years of practice and teaching experience to you in the Jozi pod!